What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

Nicola Benedetti. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL
Nicola Benedetti. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL
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FROM artists to adventurers, our daily briefing gives you the run-down on who you could be spending an evening with in Scotland tonight

DANCE: SCOTTISH BALLET - ELSA CANASTA & MOTION OF DISPLACEMENT

With the help of highly acclaimed choreographers Javier de Frutos and Bryan Arias, the Scottish Ballet company will perform two shows - Elsa Canasta and Motion of Displacement. Set to the music of Cole Porter, this performance of Elsa Canasta is a first for Scottish Ballet, while Motion of Displacement (featuring music by Bach and John Adams) will receive its world premiere tonight. The audience will also be treated to an original work choreographed by company dancer Sophie Laplane, titled Maze.

Until September 30, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

MUSIC: NICOLA BENEDETTI

One of the world’s most accomplished classical violinists, Nicola Benedetti comes to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this evening with a programme inspired by the spirit of Italy. The 28-year-old virtuoso from North Ayrshire will take on Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, accompanied by an ensemble of first-class musicians.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

TALK: BEN FOGLE - CALL OF THE WILD

London-born broadcaster, writer and all round adventurer Ben Fogle will be speaking at Aberdeen’s prestigious Music Hall tonight. Best known for his work with Channel 5 on shows like Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild and Animal Clinic, Fogle has travelled extensively and written six books on the subject of globetrotting. Engaging and full-to-bursting with fascinating stories, an evening with Fogle is sure to give you the travel bug.

Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen

THEATRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD

A radical new adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1931 novel Brave New World debuts at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this evening. Incorporating original music from London post-punk band These New Puritans, Dawn King’s unique take on Huxley’s now 84-year-old dystopian future reveals some eye-opening parallels to our own modern society. Overseen by accomplished director James Dacre and starring English actress Sophie Ward, Brave New World looks set to be both memorable and moving.

Until October 3, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Edinburgh

EXHIBITION: COOPER SUMMER RESIDENCY - THINGNESS?

Displaying the work of artists Oliver Braid, Anouchka Oler and philosopher Joseph Fletcher after their summer residency at Dundee’s Cooper Gallery, the Thingness exhibition deals with the theme of Object Oriented Ontology - otherwise known as the study of ‘things’. Both Oler and Braid have innovative installations on show in the gallery, while the philosophical dialogues opened by Fletcher during his residency can be found on Cooper Gallery’s online platforms.

Until October 10, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Perth Road, Dundee